Maryanne Grey ’12 chooses lunch carefully on days that she is working on her senior independent study research. Sorting through the semi-digested contents of cownose ray stomachs and intestines is smelly work. “I try to eat something that if I was to get sick, I wouldn’t mind it coming back up,” she says. Once past [...]
Biology major Kendall Harris’ interest in veterinary medicine led her all the way to California this summer, where she is working in the Oakland Zoo’s 12-week Zookeeper Intern Program. Harris, a rising junior, is chronicling some of her activities on her blog, A Day at the Zoo. She has been assigned to care for a [...]
Sweet Briar College’s Janet Steven is enjoying the perks of being a Fine Fellow. First, the fellowship came with equipment and training on the GigaPan system, a pioneering tool that has been making headlines in the scientific community. It combines a robotic camera mount and software that stitches together thousands of photographs taken with an [...]
A paper co-written by biology professor Robin Davies and mathematical sciences professor Raina Robeva has been selected for inclusion in the “Highlights of 2010” issue of CBE-Life Sciences Education. Robeva and Davies wrote the paper, “Mathematical Biology Modules Based on Modern Molecular Biology and Modern Discrete Mathematics,” with co-authors Terrell Hodge, formerly of Sweet Briar [...]
From staff reports Raina Robeva, professor of mathematical sciences at Sweet Briar College, has been appointed to serve as editor-in-chief of the new journal Frontiers in Systems Biology, a tier 1 journal in the Frontiers journal series. The journal is devoted to the system-level understanding of the biology, behavior and the interplay between biology and [...]
By turns entertaining and educating, evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson regaled a crowd at Sweet Briar College on Nov. 3. The bestselling author and New York Times online columnist offered a glimpse into a new book she is researching, and urged her listeners to consider the planet with a new appreciation.
Evolutionary biologist Olivia Judson is working on her second book but she won’t be reprising the alter ego she created for her first, the bestselling “Dr. Tatiana’s Sex Advice to All Creation.”
Raina Robeva, professor of mathematics at Sweet Briar College, is the principal author of an article published in the July 31 edition of Science magazine. Robeva co-authored the piece, “Mathematical Biology Education: Beyond Calculus,” with Virginia Tech researcher Reinhard Laubenbacher to prompt educators to rethink the way the growing fields of mathematical and computational biology [...]
Sweet Briar’s math sciences department is hosting a lecture by Brett Tyler of the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute at Virginia Tech at 4:30 p.m. Monday, April 6 in Guion Room 202.